Tag: vaccine
Macedonia 08.03.22 | 23:07

Vaccine mandate in shopping malls abolished

The Government agreed to end the requirement for vaccine certificate in shopping malls. Also, citizens leaving the country will no longer be required to show the certificate on the border – but this does not influence the regime put in place by neighboring countries. Citizens will still have to...

Macedonia 15.02.22 | 10:36

One year after Covid-19 vaccination began, 40.9 percent of the total population in Macedonia is vaccinated with two doses

One year after the beginning of immunization against Covid-19 in Macedonia, 40.9 percent of the total population has been vaccinated with two doses, according to a report by the Institute of Public Health (IPH). Covid-19 Vvaccination in Macedonia started on February 17, 2021. As of February 13 this year,...

Macedonia 12.01.22 | 18:37

Government to stimulate young people to get vaccinated with discounts, free food and drink

Following the example of Western countries, where with the vaccine certificate, young people receive discounts, free food, drink and other rewards, the Macedonian Government plans incentive measures to attract this group of citizens to get the vaccine. The program of the new Government led by Dimitar...

Macedonia 06.01.22 | 18:23

Healthcare Ministry is issuing expired Pfizer vaccines

Telma TV reports that the Healthcare Ministry began distributing Pfizer vaccines that are past their use-by date. The MALMED pharma regulatory committee insists that the vaccines can be used safely up to three months past this date. And now they are massively being used as third booster shots and as...

Macedonia 12.12.21 | 12:36

Five night clubs raided because of fake vaccine certificates

Inspectors closed five night clubs in Skopje for Covid violations. In a rare raid meant to check whether patrons are carrying vaccine certificates, numerous violations were found. In one club, on Jordan Mijalkov street in Skopje, police found two people with fake certificates and 15 without a certificate....

Macedonia 03.12.21 | 17:54

Unvaccinated account for 69% of new cases, 79% of COVID-19 fatalities

In the period Aug. 6 – Dec. 2, 69% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 were unvaccinated, and 31% were fully vaccinated. Of the COVID-19 fatalities, 79% were unvaccinated, and 21% were vaccinated, shows the Ministry of Health’s analysis released on Friday.  According to the analysis, the...

World 28.11.21 | 19:28

Szijjarto criticizes the EU for refusing to accept the Sputnik vaccine

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto criticized the European Union for refusing to add the Sputnik coronavirus vaccine to the list of approved vaccines that will allow recipients to travel across Europe. Szijjarto said that the EU officials can’t admit that the Russian vaccine is the best....

Macedonia 25.11.21 | 22:31

Government asks for more information regarding the proposal to mandate vaccines on all public sector employees

The Zaev Government today neither approved nor rejected the proposals from the Infectious Diseases Committee, which asked for a strict vaccine mandate for all public sector employees. The proposal would have mandated that all public employees either get vaccinated, or submit frequent negative PCR tests. The...

Macedonia Economy 17.11.21 | 13:54

KSS union rejects the proposal to mandate vaccination on all public sector employees

The KSS union promptly rejected the proposal made by the Committee on infectious diseases, that all public sector employees are required to take the coronavirus vaccine. The proposal was made today and is sent to the Government for its approval, and it would force employees to either take the vaccine,...

Macedonia 15.11.21 | 11:22

Only 4,600 vaccines issued on Friday and Saturday – most of them as third booster shots

Only about 4,600 vaccines were issued on Friday and Saturday. Of these, most were given as third booster shots – about 2,600. Only 1,133 citizens sought the first dose in these two days, the Healthcare Ministry informed. The total number of citizens who have been fully vaccinated has reached 784,833,...

World 16.10.21 | 18:42

Orban will receive the third dose of the vaccine, urges others to do so as well

In response to the “alarming” situation in the neighbouring country, Hungarian hospitals near the border have admitted fifty patients from Romania for treatment, the Hungarian prime minister said and pointed out that the difference in the severity of the epidemic situation in the two countries stems...

World 15.10.21 | 11:10

Orban calls on citizens to get vaccinated: The Covid-19 vaccine is like a life insurance policy

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stressed Friday that the fourth wave of coronavirus is inevitable and called on citizens to get vaccinated. Orban noted that the Covid-19 vaccine is similar to a life insurance policy and added that he would receive the third dose of the vaccine this weekend. The...

Macedonia 19.09.21 | 11:12

Healthcare authorities will likely approve a third shot of the vaccine

All citizens in Macedonia will likely be asked to take a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine, said Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce. About 37 percent of the population have taken at least one dose so far and while the vaccinated seem better protected, this has not stopped the major Fourth Wave of...

Macedonia 18.09.21 | 10:55

Starting in October, only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into cafes and restaurants

Starting with October, citizens won’t be allowed into restaurants and cafes unless they are fully vaccinated. Up until now, those who have received only one dose of the vaccine were also allowed in, while the unvaccinated remain banned. We intend to have the vaccination certificate become a certificate...

Macedonia 17.09.21 | 22:52

Bishop Petar likens refusal of the vaccine to committing suicide

Bishop Petar likened the unvaccinated citizens to potential suiciders and warned them they will not enter Heaven. In a Alfa TV interview, the bishop of Prespa and Pelagonija added that the coronavirus is dangerous and should be taken seriously. All of us in the Holy Synod are vaccinated. Also, most of...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 08:54

Declining interest in vaccination

Interest in vaccination is dropping, the regular Healthcare Ministry reports show. On Friday and Saturday, a total of 23,221 doses were issued – of them 4,019 to first time vaccine recipients. This is a marked decline compared to past weeks, during which interest was high, driven by citizens concerned...

Macedonia 27.08.21 | 14:51

89 percent of all new Covid-19 patients were unvaccinated

The Healthcare Ministry informed that of a little over 14,000 citizens who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past three weeks, 83 percent were unvaccinated. Of those who are hospitalized, 89 percent are unvaccinated. The Ministry also warns citizens who overcame the virus not to rest easy, since there...

Macedonia 23.08.21 | 12:23

Macedonian citizens were denied entry in Denmark with the Astra Zeneca vaccine

A group of Macedonian citizens travelling to Denmark were turned back because they were vaccinated with the Astra Zeneca vaccine. The British developed vaccine should be an acceptable option in the EU member states, but the group were denied entry and told to do a PCR test instead. The Macedonian Healthcare...

Macedonia 21.08.21 | 11:06

Restaurant owners demand lighter coronavirus restrictions

An association representing the hospitality industry asked the Government to allow citizens to go to restaurants and cafes with PCR tests or proof of having overcome the coronavirus infection. As of this week, the Government ordered that only fully vaccinated citizens can enter restaurants and enclosed...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 17:15

Number of fully vaccinated citizens approaches half a million

A total of 17,623 citizens were vaccinated yesterday – of them, 13,275 received the first dose. Interest in vaccination is growing as the number of active cases is spiking, and as the Government introduced strict restrictions, banning unvaccinated citizens from entering shopping malls, restaurants...

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